Professor Emerita, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
Research Professor, Tropical Forests and People Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast
Robin is Professor Emerita in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Connecticut and part-time Research Professor with the Tropical Forests and People Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Her long-term and on-going collaborative research focuses on forest restoration and flagship restoration case studies. She recently served as the Executive Director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and as Director of the NSF-funded Research Coordination Network PARTNERS (People and Reforestation in the Tropics), focused on understanding the socio-ecological drivers of reforestation in the tropics. She is a Senior Fellow with the World Resources Institute Global Restoration Initiative and a Senior Research Associate with the International Institute for Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the new IIS-Australia branch. She is the principal consultant of Forestoration International LLC. She is the author or co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including her sole authored book “Second growth: The promise of tropical forest regeneration in an age of deforestation” was published in 2014. She is an active member of the FAO Task Force on Best Practices for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.